American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various barnacles of the genus Lapas, having a fleshy stalk that attaches to rocks or floating objects such as ship hulls. Also called gooseneck barnacle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stalked barnacle, as Lepas anatifera: in allusion to the fable that it gave origin to geese. See barnacle, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) any pedunculated barnacle of the genus Anatifa or Lepas; -- called also
duck barnacle. See Barnacle, and Cirripedia.
- n. stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
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